7 Useful Tips To Protect Your Garden From Critters

7 Useful Tips To Protect Your Garden From Critters

While it’s great to share the fruits of your labor with the wildlife too, if you don’t protect your garden in some capacity, the bunnies, songbirds, squirrels and deer will eat more than their fair share. Here are some tips you can follow to protect your crops.

  1. Divert the birds with their own food. Make a bird feeder with sunflower seed, and birds will forget about your harvest.
  2. Distract the critters. Providing food critters love such as ears of corn or raw peanuts in a designated spot away from your garden will attract them there instead and help satisfy them.
  3. Movement and light keep deer away. One of the best ways to keep wildlife like deer out besides fencing is a motion-activated water sprinkler.
  4. Smells. Mince garlic and hot peppers together, let it sit in the sun and put it out in the garden. The slightly fermented smell keeps the bunnies away.
  5. Spices. Spray your favorite blooms with cayenne or another hot pepper oil or juice, the taste of which mammals don’t like.
  6. Your dog can help. Let your dog do its job. If you can, keep it outside during the day to guard the garden.
  7. Make some noise. Don’t underestimate a loud clap and shoo when you catch them in the act, or bang together two pieces of wood.
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